CIM Launch Party
Your #Road2CIM starts Now! 

Meet new friends and get yourself ready to train for the California International Marathon!

Join us to celebrate the beginning of your CIM training cycle. Find a local CIM Ambassador meetup, run with friends, or just get out there for a few miles to kick off the start of the CIM training cycle.

Attend any Launch Party events and get a chance to win CIM Gear!
See below if there is an official meetup group near you. (events may be subject to change or update, please check frequently before attending)

Sacramento, CA
Hosted by CIM

Time: 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM (Open house style)

Location: Hagen Community Park “Next to the dog park” – 2197 Chase Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Start your CIM training with an invigorating run at our open-house-style event! Whether you prefer to set your own pace or join the official fun run led by Fleet Feet coaches at 8:15 AM, we have something for everyone.

What to Expect:
Asics Shoe Demos: Test out shoes with our official shoe and apparel sponsor to find your perfect fit.
Fleet Feet: Chat with Fleet Feet coaches about the Official Training Program, First Timer Program, and new training gear.

  • Cold Treats: Refresh yourself post-run with a cold treat on us.
  • Hydration: Stay hydrated with free Nuun and water provided on-site.
  • Fuel: Grab a snack from Skinny Dipped Almonds, thanks to Raley’s.
  • Local Clubs: Connect with running and fitness clubs in your area.
  • Sports Massage: Relax and rejuvenate with complimentary massages
  • CIM Info Tent: Ask us anything from registration to race weekend recommendations.
  • Stamp Card Activity: Participate in our fun activity for a chance to win some exclusive CIM Swag! Just pick up a card at the CIM info tent.

Running CIM or not, bring your friends, family, and teammates for a morning of fun, fitness, and giveaways to kick off the start of the 2024 CIM training cycle. No registration is required—just show up and enjoy!

Facebook Event

Nederland, CO
Hosted by CIM Ambassador, David Damron

4693 Magnolia Rd Nederland, CO 80466
Time: 7:00 am
Date: 7/13/24

Co-host: Sara Mandersheid (Elevate Your Running)
Instagram – @DavidDamron

Website – Run Organizer

Fillmore, CA (Virtual Event)
Hosted by CIM Ambassador, Albert Mendez

Time: 7:30 am
Date: 7/14/24
Instagram – @trebla1969

Sacramento, CA
Hosted by CIM Ambassador, Amobi Okugo

Sac State Parking Structure 1 Stairs – 6000 J St, Sacramento, CA 95819
Date: 7/15/24
Time: TBA

Instagram – @amobisays
Website –

Grand Rapid, MI
Hosted by CIM Ambassador, Mak Foss

Lyon Street Cafe – 617 Lyon St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Time: 7:30 am
Date: 8/18/2024
Long Run Kickoff

Instagram – @runwithmak

Fresno, CA
Hosted by CIM Ambassador, Erica Cuellar

Woodward Park 7775 N Friant Rd, Fresno, CA 93720
Date: 5:00 AM

Instagram – @mami_corredora

Pasadena, CA
Hosted by CIM Ambassador, Jen Lee

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Instagram – @cheer_jen

Durham, NC
Hosted by CIM Ambassador, Megan Yarberry

501 Washington St D,
Durham, NC 27701
Time: TBD
Co-host Bull City Running Club
3, 4 and 6-Mile route options

Instagram – @OnTheMoveWithMegan

Seattle, WA
Hosted by CIM Ambassador, Kate Bergman

Green Lake Small Craft Center “The Boat House”- 5900 West Green Lake Way N, Seattle, WA
Time: 7:00 am

Instagram – @kateeerunsalot
Website –

Chicago, IL
Hosted by CIM Ambassador, Anthony LaMantia

“The Totem Pole” – 3510 N Recreation Dr
Time: 8:00 am
Date: 8/4/24


St. Louis Park, MN
Hosted by CIM Ambassador, Jacob Oak

Performance Running Gym – 4940 W 35th St, St Louis Park, MN 55416
Time:6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Date: 8/8/24
Co-host: Aaron Boike
Group Run (30-45 Minutes) + “Party”

Instagram & Strava – @coachjacoboak
Website –

Toronto, CAN
Hosted by CIM Ambassador, JP Sebastian

Time: TBA

Instagram – @jaypisrunning

Durham, NC
Hosted by CIM Ambassador, Megan Yarberry


Instagram – @onthemovewithmegan

Can’t make it to any of the CIM Launch Party Locations? Create your own Launch Party Run for a chance to win access to our 2024 VIP Program!

Grab a friend and kick off the first day of official training with your own CIM Launch party run! Post a picture at your Launch Party Run using the #CIMLaunchParty hashtag for a chance to win access to our 2024 VIP Program! The deadline to post is August 18th and the winner will be announced on August 19th.